Newark, NJ
The Legal Center
One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102
ph: 973.849.9006
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Samit G. Patel

Partner

Samit G. Patel represents clients in New York and New Jersey State and Federal Courts in a variety of matters and regularly advises corporate officers on litigation and transactional strategies. His experience includes litigating claims involving mortgage and mechanic’s lien foreclosures, FDCPA, TILA, RESPA, mortgage priority disputes, title and property (including loss payee) insurance claims, adverse possession, breach of contract, fraud, conversion, forfeiture, and unfair business practices. Mr. Patel also has extensive appellate practice experience and has successfully litigated numerous high profile appeals involving mortgage foreclosure. He has also represented lenders in post-foreclosure litigation, State and Federal governmental investigations and inquiries, and subpoena compliance matters.

Past Experience

In representing institutional clients, Mr. Patel’s past experience includes:

  • Successfully handling proceedings before the U.S. Supreme Court in an action alleging violation of the ECOA and tortious interference with prospective business.
  • Obtaining an Order quashing multiple subpoenas at a pre-motion conference without the necessity of filing a formal motion in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Obtaining a dismissal of claims alleging fraud and civil-RICO violations in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
  • Obtaining a dismissal of claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and fraudulent misrepresentation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Successfully litigating an appeal involving the Uniform Commercial Code and the issue of standing to commence a foreclosure action in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department.
  • Successfully litigating contested actions for breach of line of credit agreements as well as contested mortgage foreclosures.
  • Coordinating a large-scale document production in response to a subpoena issued by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York.
  • Obtaining a dismissal of a loan purchaser’s claims for breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment.
  • Obtaining a dismissal of a public adjuster’s claims for equitable lien, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion.

In addition, Mr. Patel regularly advises lenders on issues concerning commercial loan financial reporting requirements as well as violations and litigation affecting commercial real estate.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, New York State Bar Association